Out With The Crow - The Haunted Windchimes
We head to Pueblo, Colorado for our next LCM featured band The Haunted Windchimes. With their sense of fun, super musicianship and close harmonies, they are always a firm favourite here at LCM HQ. For our LCM #TrackOfTheDay we have chosen 'Out With The Crow' the title track from their 2012 album. It comes complete with a very clever and dark unofficial video which perfectly frames the song.
The Haunted Windchimes sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music. The songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin’, it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles: It’s not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs that paint pictures of empty train stations and nights of passing a jug of moonshine around. It’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, a three-headed juggernaut of Desirae Garcia (bass/bari.ukulele), Chela Lujan (banjo) and Inaiah Lujan (guitar). The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. That sound is embroidered by the instrumental mastery and vocals of Mike Clark (fiddle, mandolin, guitar).